Good transitions between two songs

Have we done this thread before? I don’t think so.

So I’m a huge fan of how albums and EPs flow together, and really well-done transitions give me goosebumps. Obviously, it’s difficult to do this with youtube links but I’ll try.

Here’s a particular favourite. I love a chaotic ending leading into a quiet intro of a new song. King Crimson did it well on 21st Century Schizoid Man leading into I talk to the wind, but my favourite is how Ascension Day cuts suddenly to the piano intro of After The Flood on Laughing Stock.
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Another good example is on Surfer Rosa. The quick snare drum hit just after Bone Machine and we’re right into Break My Body:
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Can’t imagine the intro to While My Guitar Gently Weeps without Lennon’s ‘EY UP!’ right after Bungalow Bill ends.

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From master of my craft into borrowed time at 3:00 ish

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For Reverend Green into Fireworks on Strawberry Jam sets up those two songs as a crowning achievement in the Animal Collective discog for me

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Rubber Ring segueing into Asleep on the 12" of The Boy With The Thorn In His Side :+1:

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Optimistic going into In Limbo on Kid A. I love that little transition and the way the main progression of In Limbo floods out of it.

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Over and Over into You of All People by Wye Oak off The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs is a recent example - absolute magic

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I could easily fill this up with Pumpkins transitions, but I’ll go with Thru the Eyes of Ruby to Stumbleine for now. The way the Mellon Collie nighttime theme surfaces is absolutely brilliant, and kind of creates the feeling of carrying the entire album into night and perfectly fades into the quiet darkness of Stumbleine.

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If I Were Going into Gentlemen by the Afghan Whigs is one of the most perfect transitions ever. I love the way the drums false start out of the fading bus sounds and then finally kick in for good before that “Now” and guitar explosion.

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Love a good transition. Neutral Milk Hotel is the one tht springs to mind for me where it’s done really well. Aeroplane Over the Sea is full of transitions - King if Carrot Flowes 1 into 2 and 3, Two Headed Boy into The Fool and then again from untitled into Two Headed Boy 2 at the end of the album

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Morning Glory - Swamp Song Part 2 - Champagne Supernova

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Dig For Fire ends with them playing Allison live in an empty stadium

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Janelle Monae - Cold War into Tightrope.

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Trail of Dead - Giants Causeway/Far Pavilion
Blood Brothers - Feed Me To The Forest/Trash Flavoured Trash
All of Colours by Between the Buried and Me
Fucked Up -opening two tracks

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On Dav8d Comes to Life

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Sleater-Kinney - Let’s Call It Love to Night Light

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Lovely Allen into The Pulse

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This entire album I guess (and back to the start again)

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Also Mew - Special into Zookeeper’s Boy is a good one

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